[Pdx-pm] Friend coming to town looking to line up some interviews

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Thu Apr 21 15:33:27 PDT 2005

A good friend of mine is looking to move out to the west coast but needs
a job lined up first.  She's coming out to Portland Thursday the 28th and
would like to squeeze in a job interview or three on Friday.  She's a
very professional hardware engineering/management hybrid with experience
handling huge equipment rollouts such as all the hand-helds at FedEx.

Resume's attached.  If anyone can suggest a place to talk to or if their
place would like to talk to her you can email kelli.ireland at gmail.com.

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Kelli Ireland
412-494-4992 * kelli.ireland at gmail.com

Overview of Applicable Skills
	* HTML		* Project Management
	* Perl		* Communication Skills
	* SQL   	* Organizational Skills
	* VB		* Hardware Development	

Professional Experience

FedEx Ground, Technology Development Engineer  September 2002 - Present

A project-based work environment, tasks include coordinating
activities against project plans and working with inside and outside
customers and suppliers to meet goals.  Current focus includes mobile,
hand-held, and wearable wireless hand-held devices and peripherals. 
Recent completion of a rollout of over 7,000 hand-held devices with
custom software to over 300 field facilities.

Problem-solving skills are exercised in identifying business problems
and creating technology solutions.   Proficiency in project management
allows progression from research through requirements gathering,
coordination with business process owners, testing, implementation and
rollout, and transition of system responsibility to support. 
Effective communication with project team, upper management,
operations support and field operations ensures successful completion
of milestones.  Identify potential suppliers for project-related
equipment, submit requests for proposals and quotes, and select best
candidate.  Communicate regularly with selected suppliers as their
primary contact from development through rollout.  Work closely with
technology suppliers and applications development to overcome any
difficulties integrating new technologies such as GSM/GPRS WWAN,
802.11b WLAN, and Bluetooth WPAN with existing systems.  Develop
documentation and coordinate training of end users, support personnel,
and operations implementation for new technologies systems that
improve operational efficiencies.  Present project status and goals to
full operations team.

Member of the FedEx Global Wireless Council, working to establish
cross-OPCO strategic technology direction and standards, evaluate work
requests, and investigate new technologies and trends.

FedEx Ground, Technology Research Engineer Co-Op  August 2000 - August 2002

Investigated new and emerging technologies including RFID, embedded
and wearable computing, and various wireless protocols.  Responsible
for testing, documentation, and rollout of a small-scale bar code
scanning project.  Programmed a Proof-of-Concept GUI client on a
Windows-based MDT that wirelessly interfaced with an existing legacy
server application.  Performed testing of laser and imaging bar code
scanning technology and published results to management for
consideration.  Compiled a high-level rollout schedule for a
multi-million dollar project to achieve the greatest results in the
shortest amount of time.


University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering  April 2003
Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering, Cum Laude

Coursework included wired and wireless network protocols,
multithreaded and client/server applications, low-level programming
and microprocessor layout/design, operating systems, compiler design,
analog and digital circuits.  Programming experience in C, C++, Java,
Perl, SQL, HTML, MIPS and 80x86 assembly dealing with projects as
varied as web-based client/server applications that accessed a remote
database and a space invaders clone.

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